Key West Summer Events

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Key West Summer Events help raise funds for the SPCA!

The summer heat is cookin’ and so are plenty of Key West summer events!  Kick off the dog days of summer in Key West with 2 great events benefiting the Florida Keys SPCA: the 22nd Annual Battle of the Bars and a Mangia Mangia Dinner!

Schooner Wharf’s 22nd Annual Battle of the Bars takes place on August 2nd, only a 5 minute walk from Rose Lane Villas. Teams of 7 each have a role: 1 must mix a perfect margarita, 2 serves it without spilling, 3 drinks it, 4 sort recyclables, 5 rolls and taps a keg, 6 chugs a beer (in true Key West fashion), and 7 serves the rest of the team a beer.  Teams must then drink their beers and place the cup on their heads when finished – phew!  Help your favorite team win by “bribing” the judges, which is always acceptable when all the money goes to charity!  Because this dog friendly bar and restaurant is a local favorite, you’re likely to see some furry friends cheer on the competitors!

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Next up, enjoy a more relaxing night out at the delicious Mangia Mangia on August 4th.  From 5:30-9:30pm, the Old Town Italian restaurant will donate 25% of all food and alcohol sales directly to the SPCA.  Pasta made from scratch and (lots of) wine to benefit the shelter?  Sign us up!!

Why are there two Key West summer events within two days raising money for the SPCA?  Well, this amazing organization is still trying to raise funds for a much needed new facility.  With limited outdoor space and a building that floods during storms, their mission has been made extra difficult.  But with the help of many, they are already 85% of the way to their goal of 6 million dollars.  This pic is a rendering of the new facility once it’s built, offering plenty of space to help animals AND an office for an on site veterinarian.  We can’t wait!
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So drink, dine and help Key West’s pet friendly businesses with these upcoming Key West summer events – remember it’s going to a good cause!  Learn more about the Florida Keys SPCA mission or donate today toward prevention of the mistreatment of animals.

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